A Christmas Carol Activities Unit Plan

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This A Christmas Carol Unit Plan is a great way to keep your middle school students engaged in learning activities during the Holiday Season. This PDF resource is complete with detailed lesson plans for each Stave of Charles Dickens' holiday tale, including before, during and after reading activities. Students will analyze characters, setting, theme, and more as they enjoy this classic story! These resources work well with the novella and various dramatized play versions of the story.

Best of all, very little preparation is required! Simply print and Go! Keep your students learning AND make your own life a little easier during the busy season.

As a bonus, a highly visual Slides presentation is included to help students build their understanding and background knowledge of life in London in the 1800s and the events that inspired Charles Dickens to write the story. An excellent study of literature, aligned with Common Core, that will help maintain rigor and the students' interest in the few weeks leading to the winter break.

**UPDATE** Print AND Digital options are now available for traditional classroom settings AND for virtual distance learning!

What's Included:

  • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Unit Overview
  • Six Individual Lesson Outlines with step-by-step instructions.
  • Guided Reading Packet with Before, During, and After Reading Activities.
  • Text v. Film Analysis Handout
  • Answer Keys!
  • Link to Slides Presentation "Building Background for A Christmas Carol"
  • Instructions for Accessing Presentation
  • Instructions for Saving Slides Presentation as PowerPoint Presentation

Topics / Skills Practice or Reviewed:

  • Building Background Knowledge
  • Making Connections
  • Comprehension Check Questions for each Stave of the novel,
  • Reading Strategy: Visualizing
  • Adjective Review
  • Compare / Contrast
  • Setting
  • Mood
  • Allusions
  • Suspense
  • Flashback
  • Making Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Theme AnalysisReflection Questions

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


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